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Old 03-11-2009, 05:25 PM   #961
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Took the car in for oil change.

Saw hawks courting, heard doves cooing, crocus and daffodils will bloom tomorrow.
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Played nine holes at El Conquistador golf course in the caribbean overlooking offshore islands, FIRE doesn't get better than this.
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Got up, goofed off online.
Got a tooth fixed, had to skip weekly chinese buffet (numb face).
Got home, goofed off online.
Made leftover homemade chicken noodle for dinner, ice cream and homemade PB cookies for dessert.
Life is horrible, eh?
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Sorry to hear about your friend, Dawg54. It does seem like such a shame when people do not get to enjoy a long retirement. Hope you had a better day today.
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Played Groundhog Day (referring to the movie) today...minus the dentist
Got up, goofed off online.
Made pork and pineapple, cooked slowly in the last of the mango/pineapple marinade bought when I was in Hawaii in 2007.
Goofing off online.
Spring cannot come soon enough for this girl.
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Crocuses and daffodils.
Grackles and red-winged blackbirds.
Singing by cardinals chickadees doves bluejays.

Finally ^&* spring.
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Played golf today and almost froze my a$$ off. Just yesterday played in shorts, today had long johns on under my jeans. They felt good too. Rain the next few days so will get started on taxes.

Time for a glass of wine. Sometimes known as a med.
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Went for a long motorcycle ride, the odometer turned over the first thousand miles. It was one of those "follow your nose" type rides, not paying much attention to where I was going and ended up in Mechanicsburg, PA. Good thing I had put the GPS in a jacket pocket as I had no idea of the best route home. That saved me from the humiliation of having to stop and ask for directions.

Filled the gas tank, cost was $5.47. I'm really starting to like this bike!

Went back home, nuked a potato and added butter, chopped cheddar cheese, bacon bits and cream cheese.
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Just puttering around in the shop

Got my latest project finished this morning. About six weeks of effort and a pile of walnut and maple (218 pieces of wood to be exact). Even hand made some of the solid brass hardware.

Off to buy some new tools now.

Actually it's for a collection of old drafting instruments. Might even stash a few old pocket knives in there if I can find an empty drawer.

Still need to add one more part, care to guess which one? Need a hint? It's something very traditional in a machinist toolchest made by H Gerstner and Sons. They left this part out on some models in the past and customers were irate.
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We need a "Wow!" smilie, the doesn't quite reach.
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That is NICE tool chest!!!
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Wow - I just read through pages of this thread, and it is very inspiring! Actually reading it is mentally relaxing, if that makes sense.
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Had good workout this morning, then as usual a sauna, shower. Off to the next town to pick up stuff at Tractor Supply. On the way stopped at the Coffee Bean coffee house. Ordered a cup of coffee.

They were shocked. You mean a regular cup of coffee. Yes I said, not decaf either.

Some consultation with managers ensued. They could not get past customer wanting coffee when all those special flavors are on the display board. I said it does say coffee house on your sign right?

Finally a decision was made, make a pot of regular coffee. 10 minutes and a buck fifty later I got my cup of coffee. Not bad either.

I might go back there again, see what happens.
I do that ALL the time at coffee houses, drives them nuts. A large Mickey D's coffee is $1.46 with tax around here, so I figure that $1.69 for a much higher grade cup of coffee is a better deal.......
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Still need to add one more part, care to guess which one? Need a hint? It's something very traditional in a machinist toolchest made by H Gerstner and Sons. They left this part out on some models in the past and customers were irate.
Beautiful work! Especially compared to my old Kennedy factory made tool chest.

Now, why isn't there a locking hasp in the middle?
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I do that ALL the time at coffee houses, drives them nuts.
Ah jus love torturing yuppie establishments.
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Rained today. Met a buddy for lunch and he got the tab!But I got the tip. Later, got a haircut by the cutest girl. There went another tip. Then went to Big Lot's for a major purchase. Got a brand new watch for $5.35 including tax. Good to be cheap.

Plan to head to the club tonight for a couple meds and dinner with friends. Always fun to hear the weekly moaning and groaning from working friends.
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I do like this version, though:

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...Always fun to hear the weekly moaning and groaning from working friends.
I get this every Wed at chinese buffet. One other lunch attendee is retired (not FIREd). The rest are still drawing the p*ycheck.
We two just sit there and grin at each other while the others grind their teeth over the ongoing silliness. It's kind of a "reverse" reinforcement for us.
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